TCRG NEWS & BOUT RECAPS

We’re in the Paper!


The Terminal City Rollergirls are thrilled to be featured in Metro Vancouver’s “Ladies Night Out” this week! We hope readers will be as excited as we are for the Season 11 home opener game on April 29th! We have a host of new skaters who will be making their derby debut, as well as our core of veterans who are always ready to rumble! Roller derby is a cutting edge, athletic game that is constantly evolving, and this season brings some rules changes designed to make the game faster and more accessible. Come and experience the thrill of roller derby, whether you’re a long time fan, or just heard the buzz! Tickets are available online or at the door. Want to be a part of the action? Check out our Get Involved page for info on how to join us as a skater, official, or volunteer.

So grab a copy of the Metro for your Skytrain commute and mark your calendars for our first official game of the season! See you trackside on the 29th!

Back by popular demand – preseason scrimmages!


It’s almost derby season!

After a long winter break, we’re ready to lace up our skates and throw some hipchecks in our first public scrimmage of the year!

Actually, TCRG has been anything but hibernating — we’ve been training through the cold months in preparation for Season 11. And we’re ready to give you a glimpse of what’s in store!

For three Saturdays in March, come watch new rookies and seasoned skaters get back in the competitive spirit at our pre-season league scrimmages. These two-hour scrimmages will be held at Poirier Forum in Coquitlam on March 11, 18, and 25. Doors at 7pm, first whistle at 7:30. Don’t miss out on this exciting sneak peak of the new season!

March 11th 7pm – Faster Pussycats vs Riot Girls
March 18th 7pm – Public Frenemy vs Bad Reputations
March 25th 7pm – All Stars Program black & white scrimmage

WHERE: Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier St, Coquitlam
Tickets $5 cash only at the door. Limited capacity – first come, first served. BYO cushion or chair. Wheelchair accessible. No food or liquor sales.

Introducing … the TCRG Mix Tapes!

It may be the off-season for the house teams, but seriously exciting things are afoot with the Terminal City Rollergirls. We’re hosting B.C.’s first International WFTDA Division 1 Playoffs September 16-18 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Some of the world’s top teams from Canada, USA, Australia, and Sweden will be playing on our home turf. Make sure you grab tickets in advance!

But that’s not all. Drumroll please…

We’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new roller derby training program: The TCRG Mix Tapes!

The Mix Tapes program is everything roller derby should be: an inclusive environment for all skill levels to learn to skate, learn the basics of roller derby, and train to be drafted to teams.

Never skated before? We can teach you how to stop, fall safely, and learn a strong skating stride. Comfortable on skates thanks to a background in hockey or figure skating? You can quickly advance to and train with others in a group at your level. Not a lot of spare time, but hoping to skate when you can and enjoy the vibrant Vancouver roller derby community? We welcome you to participate as a drop-in.

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10 Years Strong! TCRG Season 10 Opens With Fast-Paced Derby Action

Photo by Bob Ayers

The Terminal City Rollergirls’ brand new season began with much ado and hoopla on Saturday, April 16, 2016. As in seasons past, TCRG was back home at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. This season marks a milestone for TCRG; being the 10th season, TCRG is reflecting on the how the league and the game has grown and changed in the past 10 years.

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10 Years Strong!

Since 2006, The Terminal City Rollergirls has grown to be one of the biggest and most successful Roller Derby Leagues in Canada. What started out as a meeting over nachos with a handful of women has grown to a membership of over 150. Six teams, thousands of hours on skates, hundreds of games and tournaments, one All-Star team ranked among the top 20 in the world and several home grown skaters representing the league as part of Team Canada. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in our first ten years. We’re proud of where the next ten years will take us. We’re the TCRG and we’re proud to be Ten Years Strong.

Grudge match goes to Bad Reps, the Mercury Shield goes to Public Frenemy

The Terminal City Rollergirls’ Season 9.0 wrapped up July 4, 2015 at Royal City Curling Club with a bang! First on the track was the grudge match with the Bad Reputations versus the Faster Pussycats.  The following matchup pitted defending champions the Riot Girls against the undefeated Public Frenemy in a bid for the Mercury Shield. Who would reign supreme?

In the match-up for third place, both the Bad Reputations and the Faster Pussycats were looking for redemption.  Both teams had lost in last year’s champs, and neither wanted to lose this match-up.  The Bad Reps hit the ground running, powering to an early lead due to the explosive jamming of Traumatic Acid and Loca Smoke-ya. For the Pussycats, tough blocker walls by the Bad Reps and jammer penalties for the ‘Cats hurt their chances of recouping the lost points. At half time, the Pussycats had 60 points to the Bad Reputations 101 points.

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